Blackberry coulis

Ready in 15-20 mins


Makes about 150ml/¼ pint
This vibrant and versatile fruit sauce is perfect for serving with ice cream, pancakes or layered up in creamy desserts

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per tablespoon serving

  • kcal11
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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  • 250g blackberries



    A purply black-coloured berry comprising many individual seed-containing fruits surrounding a…

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  1. Put the blackberries and sugar into a small pan with 100ml/31⁄2fl oz water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 mins until the fruit is soft. Stir in the vanilla, remove and cool a little.

  2. Tip the contents of the pan into a blender or food processor, and whizz to a purée, then strain through a sieve, rubbing it through with the back of a ladle or spoon. Serve warm or chilled. Keeps in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Comments (22)

esther22's picture

so easy to make i used frozen summer fruit and it was still delicious, goes beautifully with chocolate fondant and vanilla ice cream

Nicslittlesister's picture

Extremely easy to make and goes beautifully with a New York cheesecake. Like some others, I prefer not to sieve it.

turkishjelly's picture

Really easy to make and goes perfectly with vanilla ice cream. I picked the blackberries so it was practically free! Sieving it at the end is a must if you don't like the seeds.

ilady192's picture

this is lovely! I didn't sieve at the end either and made the vanilla ice cream taste like raspberry ripple

lucysyllabub's picture

This is a lovely recipe! I made this, adding honey rather than sugar, and did not sieve it at the end either. It tasted lovely with a christmas chocolate log, and we had some again the next day with some ice cream. It tasted gorgeous! I'd definitely make this again in the future.

coolaboula's picture

A very delicious and easy recipe! I had some blackberries in my fridge that had seen better days and instead of throwing them out thought I'd see if they were still good for a coulis and they were! Turned out great and had the coulis over homemade waffles with cream!

viennablue's picture

delicious and easy to make, makes ice cream something really special. I also added a desert spoon full of sloe gin (berries and sloes picked by me and my husband, love to do a bit of foraging) and this made it very tasty. will definately try with other fruits too. :-)

cerys11's picture

Amazing! I made this recipe with pancakes for my family, my dad loves it and so did my sisters and I! I'm 13 and I found this easy! x :)

suntarama's picture

Delicious! Easy recipe and taste great on vanilla ice cream! Will be making pancakes tomorrow just so I can pour this tasty coulis over them! : )

glennigogs's picture

Going to try this with Tay Berries and redcurrants as it seems pretty idiot-proof. I'll try and think on to let you know how it went :-)

sadiethompson2's picture

good way to use up blackberries and gets rid of seeds

vickyloo's picture

Delicious and simple! I used blueberries, since that was what I had. Nobody really fancied dessert until I plonked the sauce on the table and then everyone was clambering for a bit of cake!

I will definitely be making this again, with a variety of berries I'm sure!

jo_madzayo's picture

Made this exactly as it told me too and was so yummy. I will definatley be making this one again, so easy to make and great on top of pancakes warm or on ice cream cold. Also nice in some yoghurt. Picked the blackberries and made it all within one hour.

mpilat's picture

I used less sugar and added some honey instead. Had it with pancakes with pieces of banana and apples - lovely Sunday breakfast! Our faces are still covered in blackberry coulis!!

rainbowelephant's picture

This is fabulous! I've made it a fair few times now, but I don't always like to strain it after whizzing it up as I quite like the bits. It tastes yummy with melon, cooked apple and as a topping to a plain cheesecake. Delicious!

cworman's picture

i loved it on top of choclate mousse : )

juliej's picture

This was lovely, I used it as a coulis with melon. My children really liked it.

swoods's picture

I have been given 2lb of fresh blackberries.So I put them with a little watter ,a dash of red wine ,golden caster suger and a large dollop of honey and lastly a good splattering of honey liqueur, left from last xmas. Brought to the boil and simmered until the fruit was tender. stored in the freezer for a refreshing topping on ice-cream for this x-mas.Yummy.


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shadocelt's picture

I added a few scrapes of lemon peel and two teaspoons of lemon juice. That really brightened up the coulis.